Rizzo: 'We want the younger players to make a statement'
Wed, 13 Feb 2013|
CSN Washington dot com. Sure anybody could be quite as relaxed as -- TV trust that they got as. But he certainly likes the team that he assembled this winter. In fact knowing that the roster is basically set at this point ask them. What are your objectives of the spring. Would like to have some competition at center a couple different positions we want to. First saw the the younger players to hurt you -- -- -- for us to show us what they can do and I. -- if not for this year or prepare us for some time during the year or next year. But there really the preparation you know get prepared to play -- attempt to play this season to which opened up on opening day and do we get enough. Veteran players here now and have been through the rigors of spring training to to know how to prepare themselves. Tend to get themselves ready for -- for opening day. There's a lot of anticipation a lot of expectation. And attention on this team that hasn't been there before how do you feel like guys are gonna respond to that. I think they're going to embrace it -- I really do -- you know we have. We had a last week we learned a lesson last year of of how how games are played -- post season. I think you were going to be better for that experience. It's painful as an experienced last budgetary you know he's got yourself a good bunch of of young veteran players on this team. That have that have been through it before and I think you're going to really embrace it and end it really thrive yeah. Davey Johnson had an opportunity to send a pretty much the -- it was. Here's a plus team is that almost too high of Florida sent that if you don't meet that it's considered a disappointment so how well. You know that's Davey Davey say Gaby what has -- undefeated thing get. Yeah he's a great judge of talent and he you know surface our ball club has and -- you don't feel like there's anywhere necessarily that he didn't think it and there we have we've got a high expectations for ourselves also and that the players know what's what's at stake here and there. And so it'll it'll be it'll be on the players to just execute them into winners while yeah. And now last year's team didn't have a whole lot of experience that might have shown up. In the playoffs and Rizzo did make one big move in the offseason I think to address that that's signing Dan Haren who has pitched for a lot of contenders in the past including the Angels. And we'll hear more from hair and later on in the show. Mark obviously the big elephant in the room is the GO Gonzales situation. With his linked to performance enhancing drugs. Mike for as good as inclined to have a backup plan. Well you know actually was asked of -- today and he said he's not. This is the GO situation isn't changing. The way he's approaching me that he's not really looking at this point to make any more significant additions if they do something else to a college be a minor move to it to provide some depth. But some it would have to get hurt or something big would have to happen like -- getting suspended. Before Rizzo would go out and actually make another move. CSN Washington dot com.